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Department of Finance

(College of Business Administration)


business.uni.edu/finance

The Department of Finance offers the following undergraduate programs and program certificate. Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Department of Finance section in the following order:

Undergraduate Majors (B.A.)

Minors

Program Certificates

Note: Students majoring in Finance and/or Real Estate must satisfy the College of Business Administration (CBA) admission requirements before they can officially declare their major. A copy of the Admission, Retention, and Graduation Policy may be obtained from UNIBusiness Advising in the College of Business Administration or at
business.uni.edu/unibusiness-undergrad-opportunities-college-policies.Prior to completion of the admission requirements, students may sign an intent to major in Finance or Real Estate and be classified as a prospective (pre)major. Pre-Finance and Pre-Real Estate majors may enroll in lower division (below 100/3000-level) business courses only. Enrollment in upper division (100/3000/4000-level) business courses and MKTG 2110 (130:101) requires satisfactory completion of the CBA admission requirements and any course prerequisites.

Finance and Real Estate majors may declare a double major, and/or major and minor within the College of Business Administration, subject to the approval of the other CBA departments involved. Finance and Real Estate majors minoring within the CBA must select minors designated for business majors. Finance majors cannot minor in Finance, and Real Estate majors cannot minor in Real Estate. However, Finance majors may double major or minor in Real Estate, and Real Estate majors may double major in Finance or minor in Finance. Also, not more than one emphasis area may be declared in Finance.

To graduate with a major in Finance or Real Estate from the College of Business Administration, a student must earn at least 50% of the business credit hours required for the major at UNI. Students must take at least 50% of the course work required for the degree outside the College of Business Administration. Up to nine hours of economics (excluding ECON 1021 (920:020) ), and six hours of statistics may be counted as outside the College of Business Administration. A student must earn a 2.20 cumulative grade point average at UNI; and must earn an overall 2.20 grade point average in ACCT xxxx/120:xxx, MKTG xxxx/130:xxx, MGMT xxxx/150:xxx, FIN xxxx/160:xxx, and ECON xxxx/920:xxx courses taken at UNI. Students given permission to graduate out-of-residence must earn a 2.20 or better in all courses approved and accepted for out-of-residence credit.

The Finance Department may impose additional admission requirements for students wishing to declare a minor or a second CBA major. Eligibility to declare a minor or a second CBA major is based on competitive GPA and space availability. Students may obtain a copy of these requirements from UNIBusiness Advising (CBB 5) in the College of Business Administration.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Finance Major

The Finance major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required Business Core:
Business Administration, Interdepartmental:
BUSINESS 1000 (100:010)Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals0
BUSINESS 2000 (100:020)Business Professionals in Training0
Accounting:
ACCT 2120 (120:030)Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2130 (120:031)Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing3
Management:
MGMT 2080 (150:080)Introduction to Information Systems3
MGMT 3100 (150:100)Legal and Social Environment of Business3
MGMT 3153 (150:153)Organizational Management3
MGMT 3154 (150:154)Operations Management3
MGMT 4175 (150:175)Business Policy and Strategy3
Finance:
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g)Corporate Finance3
Economics:
ECON 1011 (920:070)Statistics for Business Analytics3
ECON 1021 (920:020)Decision Analytics3
ECON 1041 (920:053)Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 1051 (920:054)Principles of Microeconomics3
Mathematics:
STAT 1772 (800:072)Introduction to Statistical Methods3
Required Finance:
FIN 3135 (160:161)Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g)Principles of Investments3
FIN 4145 (160:171)Advanced Financial Management3
Emphasis Requirements9
Students select one area of emphasis below
Total Hours60

Emphases:

Financial Management

Electives9
Finance:
International Financial Management
Risk Management and Insurance
Fixed Income Analysis
Real Estate Finance *
Commercial Bank Management
Economics:
Money and Banking

Investments

Required
Finance:
FIN 4150/5150Securities Analysis3
FIN 4155/5155Options and Futures3
Electives3
Finance:
Fixed Income Analysis
Real Estate Finance *
Total Hours9

Personal Wealth Planning

Required Courses
FIN 3040Introduction to Personal Financial Planning3
FIN 4040Personal Wealth Management3
FIN 4270Applications of Financial Planning3
Total Hours9

Real Estate Major

The Real Estate major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required business core
Business Administration, Interdepartmental:
BUSINESS 1000 (100:010)Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals0
BUSINESS 2000 (100:020)Business Professionals in Training0
Accounting:
ACCT 2120 (120:030)Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2130 (120:031)Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing3
Management:
MGMT 2080 (150:080)Introduction to Information Systems3
MGMT 3100 (150:100)Legal and Social Environment of Business3
MGMT 3153 (150:153)Organizational Management3
MGMT 3154 (150:154)Operations Management3
MGMT 4175 (150:175)Business Policy and Strategy3
Finance:
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g)Corporate Finance3
Economics:
ECON 1011 (920:070)Statistics for Business Analytics3
ECON 1021 (920:020)Decision Analytics3
ECON 1041 (920:053)Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 1051 (920:054)Principles of Microeconomics3
Mathematics:
STAT 1772 (800:072)Introduction to Statistical Methods3
Required Real Estate and Finance
FIN 3110 (160:140)Principles of Real Estate3
FIN 3115 (160:143)Real Estate Law and Brokerage3
FIN 3120 (160:142)Real Estate Appraisal and Investment3
FIN 3125 (160:141)Real Estate Finance3
FIN 3135 (160:161)Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 4145 (160:171)Advanced Financial Management3
Total Hours60

Minors

Finance Minor (for Business and Non-Business Majors)**

Required
Finance:
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g)Corporate Finance *3
FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g)Principles of Investments3
Electives9
Finance:
International Financial Management
Financial Information Systems and Analysis
Risk Management and Insurance
Insurance Company Operations
Real Estate Finance
Intermediate Financial Management
Commercial Bank Management
Topics in Financial Management (sections 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Economics:
Money and Banking
Total Hours15

Real Estate Minor-Business

Required
Finance:
FIN 3110 (160:140)Principles of Real Estate3
FIN 3115 (160:143)Real Estate Law and Brokerage3
FIN 3120 (160:142)Real Estate Appraisal and Investment3
FIN 3125 (160:141)Real Estate Finance3
Electives from the following3
Marketing:
Consumer Behavior
Personal Selling
Services Marketing
Finance:
Insurance Company Operations
Commercial Bank Management
Technology:
Introduction to Construction Processes
Economics:
Urban and Regional Economics
Geography:
North American Cities
Regional Analysis and Planning
Locational Analysis for Business
Total Hours15

Available to majors in: Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics-Business Economics Emphasis, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

Real Estate Minor

Required
Finance:
FIN 3110 (160:140)Principles of Real Estate3
FIN 3115 (160:143)Real Estate Law and Brokerage3
FIN 3120 (160:142)Real Estate Appraisal and Investment3
Marketing:
MKTG 2110 (130:101)Principles of Marketing *3
Electives from the following3
Marketing:
Consumer Behavior
Personal Selling
Services Marketing
Finance:
Insurance Company Operations **
Real Estate Finance **
Corporate Finance **
Commercial Bank Management **
Technology:
Introduction to Construction Processes
Economics:
Urban and Regional Economics **
Geography:
North American Cities
Regional Analysis and Planning **
Locational Analysis for Business
Total Hours15

NOT available to majors in: Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics-Business Economics Emphasis, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Real Estate.

Program Certificate

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificate, contact the Department of Finance or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

Financial Analysis Certificate

Required
Finance:
FIN 6266 (160:266)Financial Management and Markets (MBA students)3
or FIN 3135 (160:161) Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g)Principles of Investments3
FIN 4140/5140 (160:156g)Topics in Financial Management (section 2)3
FIN 4140/5140 (160:156g)Topics in Financial Management (section 3)3
FIN 4145 (160:171)Advanced Financial Management3
Total Hours15

NOTE: Course prerequisites will lengthen this certificate for non-business majors.

In order to receive the Financial Analysis Certificate, all candidates must participate in the department’s Financial Analysis Study Seminar, and pass the CFA® Level 1 exam administered by the CFA Institute. In addition, MBA students who are candidates for the Financial Analysis Certificate must participate in the department’s Level 2 Examination Review sessions and register to take the CFA® Level 2 examination administered by CFA Institute.

Certificate in Financial and Real Estate Sales for Business Majors

Required
Marketing:
MKTG 3153 (130:153)Personal Selling3
MKTG 3154Sales Management3
Finance:
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g)Corporate Finance3
Electives from the following:6
Finance:
Risk Management and Insurance
Principles of Real Estate
Principles of Investments
Electives from the following:3
Management:
Business, Ethics, and Society
Communication Studies*:
Business and Professional Oral Communication
Persuasion
Listening
Total Hours18

Finance: Financial Management, B.A.

BA in Business Common Core 

Objective 1: Students are expected to have acquired cutting-edge business knowledge.

Competency 1. Students will demonstrate disciplinary content knowledge.

Competency 2. Students will use quantitative skills to aid in business decision making.

Objective 2: Students will display exceptional professional skills.

Competency 3. Students will have strong communication skills.

Competency 4. Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills.

Objective 3: Students will be able to identify and ready to exhibit strong work values in contemporary organizations.

Competency 5. Students will be able to identify ethical components in business situations and be able to frame ethical decisions utilizing an accepted moral philosophy.

Competency 6. Students will display other work values such as professional demeanor, quality of effort, dependability, attitude, and initiative.

Finance: Investments, B.A.

BA in Business Common Core 

Objective 1: Students are expected to have acquired cutting-edge business knowledge.

Competency 1. Students will demonstrate disciplinary content knowledge.

Competency 2. Students will use quantitative skills to aid in business decision making.

Objective 2: Students will display exceptional professional skills.

Competency 3. Students will have strong communication skills.

Competency 4. Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills.

Objective 3: Students will be able to identify and ready to exhibit strong work values in contemporary organizations.

Competency 5. Students will be able to identify ethical components in business situations and be able to frame ethical decisions utilizing an accepted moral philosophy.

Competency 6. Students will display other work values such as professional demeanor, quality of effort, dependability, attitude, and initiative.

Finance: Personal Wealth Planning, B.A.

BA in Business Common Core 

Objective 1: Students are expected to have acquired cutting-edge business knowledge.

Competency 1. Students will demonstrate disciplinary content knowledge.

Competency 2. Students will use quantitative skills to aid in business decision making.

Objective 2: Students will display exceptional professional skills.

Competency 3. Students will have strong communication skills.

Competency 4. Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills.

Objective 3: Students will be able to identify and ready to exhibit strong work values in contemporary organizations.

Competency 5. Students will be able to identify ethical components in business situations and be able to frame ethical decisions utilizing an accepted moral philosophy.

Competency 6. Students will display other work values such as professional demeanor, quality of effort, dependability, attitude, and initiative.

Real Estate, B.A.

BA in Business Common Core 

Objective 1: Students are expected to have acquired cutting-edge business knowledge.

Competency 1. Students will demonstrate disciplinary content knowledge.

Competency 2. Students will use quantitative skills to aid in business decision making.

Objective 2: Students will display exceptional professional skills.

Competency 3. Students will have strong communication skills.

Competency 4. Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills.

Objective 3: Students will be able to identify and ready to exhibit strong work values in contemporary organizations.

Competency 5. Students will be able to identify ethical components in business situations and be able to frame ethical decisions utilizing an accepted moral philosophy.

Competency 6. Students will display other work values such as professional demeanor, quality of effort, dependability, attitude, and initiative.

Finance: Financial Management, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BUSINESS 1000 (100:010) Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals 0
ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Spring
ECON 1011 (920:070) Statistics for Business Analytics 3
ECON 1051 (920:054) Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
BUSINESS 2000 (100:020) Business Professionals in Training 0
ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 1021 (920:020) Decision Analytics 3
Liberal Arts Core 10
 Hours16
Spring
ACCT 2130 (120:031) Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 2080 (150:080) Introduction to Information Systems 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g) Corporate Finance 3
MKTG 2110 (130:101) Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 3100 (150:100) Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
FIN 3135 (160:161) Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g) Principles of Investments 3
MGMT 3153 (150:153) Organizational Management 3
University Electives 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Finance Emphasis Courses 6
MGMT 3154 (150:154) Operations Management 3
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring
FIN 4145 (160:171) Advanced Financial Management 3
Finance Emphasis Course 3
MGMT 4175 (150:175) Business Policy and Strategy 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Finance: Investments, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BUSINESS 1000 (100:010) Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals 0
ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Spring
ECON 1011 (920:070) Statistics for Business Analytics 3
ECON 1051 (920:054) Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
BUSINESS 2000 (100:020) Business Professionals in Training 0
ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 1021 (920:020) Decision Analytics 3
Liberal Arts Core 10
 Hours16
Spring
ACCT 2130 (120:031) Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 2080 (150:080) Introduction to Information Systems 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g) Corporate Finance 3
MKTG 2110 (130:101) Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 3100 (150:100) Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
FIN 3135 (160:161) Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g) Principles of Investments 3
MGMT 3153 (150:153) Organizational Management 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Finance Emphasis Courses 6
MGMT 3154 (150:154) Operations Management 3
Liberal Arts Core 2
University Electives 3
 Hours14
Spring
FIN 4145 (160:171) Advanced Financial Management 3
Finance Emphasis Course 3
MGMT 4175 (150:175) Business Policy and Strategy 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Finance: Personal Wealth Planning, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BUSINESS 1000 (100:010) Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals 0
ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core 9
 Hours15
Spring
ECON 1011 (920:070) Statistics for Business Analytics 3
ECON 1051 (920:054) Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
BUSINESS 2000 (100:020) Business Professionals in Training 0
ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 1021 (920:020) Decision Analytics 3
Liberal Arts Core 10
 Hours16
Spring
ACCT 2130 (120:031) Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 2080 (150:080) Introduction to Information Systems 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g) Corporate Finance 3
MKTG 2110 (130:101) Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 3100 (150:100) Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
FIN 3040 Introduction to Personal Financial Planning 3
FIN 3135 (160:161) Intermediate Financial Management 3
FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g) Principles of Investments 3
MGMT 3153 (150:153) Organizational Management 3
Liberal Arts Core / University Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
FIN 3050 (160:162) Risk Management and Insurance 3
FIN 4040 Personal Wealth Management 3
MGMT 3154 (150:154) Operations Management 3
University Electives 3
Liberal Arts Core 2
 Hours14
Spring
FIN 4145 (160:171) Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN 4270 Applications of Financial Planning 3
MGMT 4175 (150:175) Business Policy and Strategy 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Real Estate, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BUSINESS 1000 (100:010) Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals 0
ECON 1041 (920:053) Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
ECON 1011 (920:070) Statistics for Business Analytics 3
ECON 1051 (920:054) Principles of Microeconomics 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
BUSINESS 2000 (100:020) Business Professionals in Training 0
ACCT 2120 (120:030) Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 1021 (920:020) Decision Analytics 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
ACCT 2130 (120:031) Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 2080 (150:080) Introduction to Information Systems 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 9
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
FIN 3110 (160:140) Principles of Real Estate 3
FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g) Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 3100 (150:100) Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
FIN 3115 (160:143) Real Estate Law and Brokerage 3
MKTG 2110 (130:101) Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 3153 (150:153) Organizational Management 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
FIN 3120 (160:142) Real Estate Appraisal and Investment 3
FIN 3135 (160:161) Intermediate Financial Management 3
MGMT 3154 (150:154) Operations Management 3
University Electives 6
 Hours15
Spring
FIN 3125 (160:141) Real Estate Finance 3
FIN 4145 (160:171) Advanced Financial Management 3
MGMT 4175 (150:175) Business Policy and Strategy 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Courses

FIN 1040 (160:055). Personal Financial Planning and Asset Management — 3 hrs.

Overview of fundamentals of financial planning and asset allocations with emphasis on diversification of risk. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3032/5032 (160:158g). International Financial Management — 3 hrs.

Study of financial decision making in an international context. Topics include financing international trade, management of foreign exchange risk, investment analysis, working capital management, and international taxation. Case study approach. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3034 (160:154). Financial Information Systems and Analysis — 3 hrs.

Study of financial information systems (FIS) from perspective of financial decision makers. Topics include information economics, information value and business performance, and financial analysis. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3040. Introduction to Personal Financial Planning — 3 hrs.

An introductory study of personal financial planning at a rigorous level. Topics include budgeting, insurance, investing, tax planning, credit and debt management, retirement and estate planning. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g). (Variable)

FIN 3050 (160:162). Risk Management and Insurance — 3 hrs.

Fundamentals of risk and insurance as they apply to financial management. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3055 (160:163). Insurance Company Operations — 3 hrs.

In-depth study of management issues unique to insurance operations and companies from a functional perspective. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3065/5065 (160:157g). Fixed Income Analysis — 3 hrs.

Principles and tools used to value fixed income securities and manage the risk of bond portfolios. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3080 (160:170). Special Problems — 1-3 hrs.

Credit determined at registration. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of department head. (Variable)

FIN 3110 (160:140). Principles of Real Estate — 3 hrs.

Introduction to nature of real estate, its investment value, and related decision analysis. Includes appraisal, investment analysis, location theory, financing, legal characteristics, and development. Not intended as pre-license course for sales personnel. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3115 (160:143). Real Estate Law and Brokerage — 3 hrs.

Study of the law affecting real estate value, financing, conveyance, contractual obligations, and brokerage, including agency relationships. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3110 (160:140); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3120 (160:142). Real Estate Appraisal and Investment — 3 hrs.

Introduction to techniques of appraising the value of real estate. Includes discussion of market approach, cost approach, income approach, and techniques of analyzing investment value of real estate. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3110 (160:140); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3125 (160:141). Real Estate Finance — 3 hrs.

Introduction to concepts, techniques, and instruments integral to the financing of real estate. Includes discussion of financial markets and institutions from which financing can be obtained. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g). Corporate Finance — 3 hrs.

Introductory course in corporate finance relating to the role of the finance function within the corporate enterprise. Graduate students completing this course will be required to complete a graded, written case covering financial management and capital budgeting. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); both STAT 1772 (800:072) (or equivalent) and ECON 1011 (920:070), or MATH 1421 (800:061); ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

FIN 3135 (160:161). Intermediate Financial Management — 3 hrs.

Examination of the tools, concepts, and theories of financial management. Topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial theory, and financial modeling. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3150. Advanced Real Estate Cases — 3 hrs.

In depth application of tools and concepts used in the analysis of real estate assets. Cases involving actual new development and redevelopment properties will be the basis of this course. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); ECON 1011 (920:070); ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); FIN 3110 (160:140); FIN 3115 (160:143); FIN 3120 (160:142); FIN 3125 (160:141); FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3135 (160:161); STAT 1772 (800:072) OR MATH 1421; junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g). Principles of Investments — 3 hrs.

Investment decision making, analysis, and management. Includes descriptive analysis of various investment media, techniques of value analysis, and basic topics in portfolio management. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3170/5170 (160:153g). Commercial Bank Management — 3 hrs.

Study of major decisions and policies involved in management of commercial banks in the context of asset/liability management. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3179 (160:179). Cooperative Education in Finance — 1-3 hrs.

Compensated work experience in conjunction with an academic project conducted under faculty guidance. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): 3.00 cumulative UNI GPA; consent of department head. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

FIN 4040. Personal Wealth Management — 3 hrs.

Examines the financial planning process necessary to achieve individuals' goals related to benefits, retirement, estate, and tax planning. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3040; FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g)/5130. (Variable)

FIN 4140/5140 (160:156g). Topics in Financial Management — 3 hrs.

Examination of various aspects of financial management through discussions of specific topics. May be repeated only in different section. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing; plus the following prerequisites for the particular section.
Sec. 1: Advanced Cases. Prerequisite(s): C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 4145 (160:171).
Sec. 2: Security Analysis. Prerequisite(s): C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g).
Sec. 3: Options/Futures. Prerequisite(s): C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g).
Sec. 4: Working Capital. Prerequisite(s): C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 4145 (160:171). (Variable)

FIN 4145 (160:171). Advanced Financial Management — 3 hrs.

In-depth examination of the tools, concepts, and theories of financial management. Topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial theory, and various appropriate analytical tools. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3135 (160:161); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 4150/5150. Securities Analysis — 3 hrs.

Enables students to perform the tasks of a financial analyst in the investment environment. Focuses on equity analysis and portfolio management using different methods to value securities. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 4155/5155. Options and Futures — 3 hrs.

Expands upon a basic understanding of financial derivatives learned in the Principles of Investments course to include pricing models and risk management techniques. It explores the workings of the derivative markets for options and futures as well as theoretical pricing aspects and models for those markets. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 4270. Applications of Financial Planning — 3 hrs.

Capstone class for the Finance: Personal Wealth Planning emphasis with a broad overview of personal financial planning topics with a focus on how to apply them with clients. This class will enable students to apply what they have learned throughout their college career in their own lives as well as gain an understanding of how to work with clients as a professional in the financial services industry. Students will work through a detailed case study to create a financial plan, make recommendations, and present to the instructor/class as a Certified Financial Planner would to a client. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3040; junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 6266 (160:266). Financial Management and Markets — 3 hrs.

In-depth examination of tools, concepts, theories, and analysis of managerial finance integrated with case applications. Students expected to apply concepts from managerial finance in analyzing, presenting, and discussing cases at an advanced level. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g) or equivalent; consent of MBA Director. (Spring)

FIN 6285 (160:285). Individual Readings — 1-3 hrs.

Directed readings and reports. Prerequisite(s): consent of MBA Director. (Variable)

FIN 6297 (160:297). Practicum — 2 hrs.

Prerequisite(s): consent of MBA Director. (Variable)

FIN 6299 (160:299). Research — 1-6 hrs.

Prerequisite(s): consent of MBA Director. (Variable)